- Make the virtual field trip assignment a graded assignment with more specific and clear criteria
- Involve students more during Google Hangouts
- Spend more class time on big assignments
- Have more app / web tool smackdowns in class
- Provide more support for the personal learning network assignment
Beyond those two assignments, I'm giving students choice with assignments I typically require all students to complete. In addition, I'm introducing two new assignment options I haven't used in the past: a Wikipedia assignment (thank you Bethany Smith!) and a plan for gaming in the classroom (thanks for the feedback Dayson Pasion).
As you can see, I've gotten help from many educators along the way, and as this course continues to evolve I imagine collaboration with other educators and feedback from students will continue to help me improve the course. One final note about collaboration for this course: I've been working with Chris Casal, a technology teacher / coordinator in Brooklyn, NY, to develop a collaborative learning experience for my students and his. We've been blogging about the experience here and are hoping to share our story at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta.
I'd love to get your feedback on these course revisions and welcome your suggestions for improving the course.